Written by Camille Viray, Education and Communications Coordinator, Department of Evaluation and Research Services

Come celebrate research in Fraser Health on June 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16. This event is open to all Fraser Health employees and physicians (with or without research experience!).

Theme: Patients at the Centre of Research

Discover how research is changing in Fraser Health at our 12th Annual Research Week. Our patients are becoming engaged not only as research participants but as full partners on research teams. On June 14, Keynote Day, you can meet Dr. Adeera Levin, executive director of the B.C. Renal Agency, who will talk about her pan-Canadian research on how patients are helping to find solutions to chronic kidney disease. This day also hosts a panel of patients who will talk about how to ensure patient participation benefits not only the research but the patients themselves.

Our Point of Care Research Day on June 8 features our home grown researchers who are completing research in a variety of patient care areas including psychosis, dialysis, home care, oncology, hip fracture and others. One of the highlights of the week is the “Challenges and Rewards” of Conducting Rehabilitation Research with a wonderful line up of Fraser Health and academic researchers which is held on June 15. Our Fraser Health Library Services will host their Paging Dr. Google workshop that focuses on teaching patients to get the right information online. Lastly, our Clinical Trials Research Management Symposium on June 16 is geared towards the professional development of research coordinators conducting clinical trials.

You will find that this week offers something for everyone. Research Week is a wonderful opportunity to meet new colleagues whose interests may align with yours and to be stimulated by the very creative process of conducting research.

Come and be inspired and learn how you too can become involved in research that benefits Fraser Health patients, clients, and residents.

See the full agenda, overview and bios.


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